Top 10 Reasons to Attend CU

Talented and diverse student body

Connect with real-world peers: over 5,000 graduate students, including more than 600 U.S. students of color and 850 international students.

In addition to the many student organizations on campus, the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) provides a graduate student voice in decision-making and pursues issues specifically of interest to graduate students.

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Top-notch professors, a friendly atmosphere, and absolutely stunning surroundings are just a few factors that made my decision to attend CU easy. Boulder and the nearby mountains have been great outlets for my many active pastimes and have allowed me to stay centered and balanced during the difficult times in my studies. Denver itself attracts some of my favorite bands. — Brock Mosovsky
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I am Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate program in sociology. The graduate students are the best part of my career at CU! My research focuses on the role of animals in society. My book on animals in disasters, titled Filling the Ark, came out in May 2009. The natural beauty made me fall in love with this area. I never tire of looking at the mountains or seeing hawks and bald eagles. — Leslie Irvine
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Why Graduate Education?

Personal Satisfaction

Ultimately, many people choose to pursue graduate education because they love a particular subject and have a strong desire to grapple with its complexities and explore its fine nuances. Graduate studies often begin at the threshold of the unknown about any given subject. Students undertake one of the biggest adventures of their lives in learning beyond what is known and then imparting that knowledge to others. This is the point where learning becomes creative, and it can be immensely satisfying.

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The Graduate School serves the community of graduate students, faculty, and staff at CU-Boulder, one of the nation's premier comprehensive research universities. We offer guidance on a wide array of academic, social, and financial issues, and can assist in navigating the often complex world of graduate education.

Serving as an umbrella organization since 1892, the Graduate School currently oversees 100 graduate and professional programs. We work to guarantee a standard of quality and cohesion across all disciplines, ensuring the continuing integrity and value of a CU-Boulder graduate degree. The Graduate School also helps make possible the many connections between the campus and outside constituencies, in the state, the nation, and the world.

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New Record set for NSF Fellows at CU-Boulder

26 new students from CU-Boulder were awarded NSF fellows this year, bringing the total of NSF fellows at on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a researcher can receive in the United States. CU-Boulder is currently in the top 20 universities enrolling NSF fellows. NSF fellow students at CU-Boulder come from a variety of different departments, such as Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Organic Chemistry.

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